Cain’s Ballroom Is Calling My Name Again

You already know I have an…enthusiasm for music, especially of  the live variety. My favorite Tulsa venue is still the historic Cain’s Ballroom ( Alabama Shakes and Seether were the last two shows I saw there.).  Saturday we saw Flogging Molly and Radkey.  I purchased these tickets back in February, as soon as they went on sale, and I’m glad […]

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The Louder the Better!

“Play it f@#%in’ loud!” ― Bob Dylan I’m in a mood today…I want lots of punk rock played loud enough that if it were any other day, you’d be worried about the speakers.  ScotsFest begins in Tulsa tonight, and a friend flies in from out-of-state today, and tomorrow we’ll all be there for the music, food, […]

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A Higher Revelation

“Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy” ― Ludwig van Beethoven I have a love/hate with Beethoven. His music is transcendent.  However, as a pianist (very amateur pianist) no matter how much I practice, I feel like the man is trying to tie my fingers in knots and my hands ache every […]

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The Healing Power of Music

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley     Music is, without a doubt, a balm for my soul.  It sweeps me up and can impact my mood for the entire day.  There are songs or artists that I turn to when I need to get my […]

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Concentrate, Concentrate…

Hugh Jackman and Elmo…wait, what was I supposed to be doing?  When I saw this one, I literally laughed out loud.  I’m so easily distracted, and I was supposed to be doing something else…not watching random Sesame Street videos on YouTube, for sure.  The “concentrate” video mostly put me back on task.  At work, we’re […]

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Let Your Imagination Fly

I’m big on using music when I’m…actually, pretty much all the time.  There’s a soundtrack to my life, and at any given moment smart odds are I’ve got a song in my head.  It is essential to my whole creative process…thing.  Whether it is writing, painting…refinishing furniture (that’s this weekend’s project), music just gets me […]

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That Which Cannot Remain Silent

  “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” ― Victor Hugo Maybe I have Victor Hugo on the brain because Mycroft had to take his parents to see Les Misérables.  Who knows.  What I do know is that this quote is oh, so true for me.  Whether it is joy […]

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